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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of health care providers working in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

From: Job satisfaction and turnover intentions among health care staff providing services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Variables Total N Percent
Age in years (N = 197)
 < 30 35 18
 30–40 73 37
 > 40 89 45
Sex (N = 192)
 Female 184 96
 Male 8 4
Education (N = 206)
 Primary school 19 9
 Secondary school 38 19
 College (certificate) 77 37
 College (diploma) and above 72 35
Professional title/cadre (N = 210)
 Nurse officer 58 28
 Nurse midwife 55 26
 Nurse attendant/auxiliary 68 32
 PHN/HBC nurse 29 14
Duration in current position (N = 194)
 < 1 year 12 6
 1–5 years 97 50
 5–10 years 42 22
 > 10 years 43 22
Distance from home to work (N = 199)
 < 1 h 46 23
 1–2 h 69 35
 > 2 h 84 42
Health facility level (N = 213)
 Hospitals and health centres 41 19
 Dispensary 172 81
  1. Some variables have missing data; thus, the total in each category does not always add up to N = 213
  2. PMTCT prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, HBC home-based care nurse, PHN public health nurse